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Kamiki Drinks Partners With Disaronno International To Bring Japanese Whisky To UK & European Markets

Credit: Kamiki Drinks

Kamiki Drinks, producers of Kamiki Whisky – the world’s first Japanese whisky to be finished in cedar casks – has announced its expansion into the UK and European markets. 

Partnering with Disaronno International BV and Disaronno International UK, Kamiki Drinks will distribute its premium Japanese whisky and rum to the UK and Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) markets beginning on July 1st, 2024. 

The distribution partnership marks a significant milestone for Kamiki Drinks. The company’s premium spirits have seen great success in Japan and the USA. These spirits include Kamiki Whisky, Umiki Whisky, and Minoki Rum, all of which are produced at the Kamiki Shuzou Co. Distillery in Nara, Japan. 

The aforementioned spirits will be distributed across the UK from July 1st onwards, whilst the spirits will be available in the Benelux market beginning on August 1st, 2024. 

Kamiki Japanese Cedar Cask Finished Whisky 

Japanese whisky lovers in the UK and Europe will finally be able to sample the brand’s famous Kamiki Japanese Cedar Cask Finished Whisky. The whisky is aged for a minimum of three years on oak barrels before being finished in cedar casks. 

Specifically, the whisky is finished in Yoshino Sugi casks – a type of soft and fragrant Japanese cedar that is often used in the making of sake. The cedar, which is indigenous to Japan, has also been used to build temples for centuries, thanks to its incense-like, calming properties. 

About Disaronno International 

Disaronno International and ILLVA Saronno Holding have rich histories rooted in Italian tradition. ILLVA Saronno Holding, founded in 1947, stands for “Industria, Lombarda, Liquori, Vini & Affini.” It is based in Saronno, Italy, and is renowned for producing Disaronno, the iconic amaretto liqueur. 

Disaronno International, established in 2001, serves as the global marketing and distribution arm for ILLVA Saronno Holding’s products. The company has expanded its portfolio to include a variety of spirits, wines, and liqueurs including Tia Maria and The Busker. This latest development will see Disaronno International UK and BV distribute premium Kamiki Japanese spirits to European markets.

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Beth Squires

Beth joined Mark Littler Ltd full-time in October 2020 following the completion of her university degree. Since then she has gained wide-ranging knowledge of all things whisk(e)y, and has written extensively for both company and external publications. Beth is passionate about industry innovation, marketing, and sustainability. With a particular affinity for independently bottled rare scotch, Beth is also a whisky bottle investment specialist.

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